This wunderkind of educators had already served as dean of Yale Law School (1927-29) when named president of University of Chicago in 1929! Which post he held until 1945, then named chancellor and serving until 1951. With Mortimer J. Adler, he introduced the famed "Great Books" program, eliminated intercollegiate football and made other radical curriculum changes; he authored many volumes on education issues and served in other influential positions, including president of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which he founded in 1969. Item #44421
TNS, 1p , 7¼" X 10½", Chicago, IL, 12 February 1951. Addressed to Dale Putnam. Near fine. Original folds. On "The University of Chicago" letterhead, Hutchins tells this Bloomington, Illinois bookshop owner that "I am sorry that we have no extra copies of the speech, 'What Are We Afraid Of?' However, the speech is in its entirety in THE PROGRESSIVE, and perhaps Morris Rubin, its editor, could supply you with some more copies." Boldly signed in full in black ink. With original envelope. Nice example.